Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

3.7
#2 of 20 in Museums in Takayama
See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Take a look at our Takayama trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
map
Create an itinerary including Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
486 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In order to immerse yourself in local culture this exhibition presentation of exquisite floats is a must. Aside from a beautiful walk to get there the insight into local history via these floats ticks...  more »
  • You could spend max hour here. Interesting and the floats are amazing but you don't need much longer than an hour. It's in the town so easy to drop in before having a nice walk and shop around town.  more »
  • This compact exhibition houses a collection of stunning antique floats. While the cultural relevance of the floats is not well explained (at least for people who don't speak / read Japanese) it is a w...  more »

Plan your trip to Takayama

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Takayama

Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Takayama by other users

27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Hong Kong & Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 48 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans